Diploma of Applied Fitness

Diploma of Applied Fitness

If you’re enthusiastic about improving the health and fitness of others, you may want to consider a career in the Applied Fitness field.

The Diploma of Applied Fitness will position you as a specialised fitness trainer who can deliver training programs and sessions for groups and individuals, instructing them in nutrition, weight control, lifestyle health and general wellbeing.

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Course Duration
1 year full time or part time equivalent
Online Learning
Selected units available online for students enrolled in courses that are not fully online. Online units in these courses are taught with a viable cohort of students. If the cohort in these units is too small to ensure an optimal student experience, the College reserves the right to alter the delivery mode to on-campus or mixed mode.
2 August 2021
FEE-HELP approved (for domestic students) Payment plans & direct payment available Tuition payment arrangements must be confirmed upon admission to the college.
Study Mode
Face to face with selected units available online
Transfer Credit
An applicant may apply for an assessment of their prior learning at the time of applying for entry to an award course of the college.

Course Overview

An overview of the  Diploma of Applied Fitness

About the course

The Diploma of Applied Fitness is awarded after successfully completing the first year of the Bachelor of Applied Fitness.

Classes are taught by experts who are highly experienced in their fields and who bring their own practical experience to help provide context to practical units. To balance the theory portion and enhance the learning experience, students attend practical classes. This will provide further opportunities for mastery of subject material and assist with development of practical application of the theory in each subject.

Career Outcomes

This qualification provides a superior gateway to such lucrative growth areas as personal training, corporate health, special needs training, fitness programming, and event presentation. It can also open doors to further study and research in fitness and health-related fields.

Course Structure

The full time course structure for the Diploma of Applied Fitness

The Diploma of Applied Fitness can be completed in one year of full-time study. The diploma program is divided into two semesters.

Semester 1

  •  Understanding Health
  •  Foundation of Human Biology for Fitness
  •  Fitness Principles and Programming
  •  Introduction to Responsible Fitness Management

Semester 2

  •  Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology
  •  Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology
  •  Exercise Prescription Throughout the Lifespan
  •  Small Business Management – Principles for the Fitness Industry

Course Outcomes

Discover where the Diploma of Applied Fitness can take you.

Diploma of Applied Fitness graduates are qualified to pursue a range of fitness and personal training careers including specialised fitness instructor or a high performance professional.

Career Opportunities
  •  Specialised fitness trainer
  •  Fitness instructor / group trainer
Further Study Options
  •  ACPE’s Associate Degree in Applied Fitness
  •  ACPE’s Bachelor of Applied Fitness

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